Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
by: Lee Edward Fodi
Published by: Brown Books
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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco
The land of Een is not an easy place to find. It is "tucked in between the cracks of here and there, a tiny, quiet place that the sharpest eye would miss."
Een is inhabited by mostly friendly but tiny people (smaller than rabbits but bigger than mice). They look like gnomes or elves because of their pointed ears. And they can talk to the animals just like humans can talk to each other.
One citizen of Een is a young girl named Kendra Kandlestar. When the precious Box of Whispers is stolen from the vault under the Elder Stone, Kendra and a small group (Captain Jinx, Oki, Professor Bumblebean, Uncle Griffinskitch) leave Een through the magic curtain to find it and return it to its rightful place. It's a dangerous adventure and an unusual one because Eens are not known to be adventurous.
But it is a mighty adventure where riddles must be solved, magic carrot seeds serve a surprising purpose and fears are confronted. Can Kendra overcome the obstacles she faces? Will she find the Box of Whispers? Will she learn the fate of her parents? Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers will tell all, if you listen to the whispers.
Lee Edward Fodi has created a magical world for children. And I suspect they will be enthralled, entranced and want more. Based on the ending of this book, I believe we'll see more of Kendra Kandlestar and her friends in another installment.
Armchair Interviews says: Bring on another Kendra Kandlestar book Mr. Fodi. We're waiting.
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